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until you get to the tight shot. >> chuck bell, what do you have for us this morning? >> my lips are chapped too. it's fun eny you would say that. i was looking for the chap stick for the first time of the cold weather season. if you haven't found it at your house, start looking. because the weather won't get more moist any time too soon. so for temperatures this morning, cold indeed. 41 at national airport. we did drop below 40 degrees a couple of hours ago at national. first time below 40 at national since early march. yes, indeed, a change in the seasons for sure. storm team 4 radar shows no rain drops too close to us. a few drops toward the virginia beach area, those won't bother us. dry in the upstream direction for us as well. sunday planner, cold day today. sunshine for most. fighting cloud cover across parts of northern and central virginia. we'll keep an eye on that won't both every anybody. temperatures in the low 50s. heading out to the redskins game, 1:00 to 4:00 this afternoon. mid to upper 40s with breaks of sunshine from time to time. we'll talk to your back to wor
just about due north, so they're going to continue to get snow, wind, and rain in new england. for us locally, we've had a few scattered sprinkles, a little bit of flurry in the sleet activity in the last few hours, but that's ended a couple hours ago. but getting still a few sprinkles, maybe a little bit of wet snow. it's cold out of the mountains, below freezing there. but in maryland, virginia, the district, we're around 40 degrees and we'll stay that way for another few hours, just a small chance or a sprinkle or flurry. chilly and breezy by noontime. afternoon highs mid to upper 40s, to low 50s by mid afternoon. and a blustery wind. i'll be back in ten minutes with another update. first 4 traffic this thursday morning with danella. >> traveling 66 eastbound, had a crash but it quickly cleared and now it's out of the roadway altogether. this time, northbound at glebe, the accident there, still see police on the scene. travel lanes are open, and checking again, if you're traveling i-95 northbound just north of 32, had an accident involving an overturned box truck. now it looks to b
of the u.s. consulate attack there. petraeus will testify before the senate and house intelligence committees. his testimony comes a week after he resigned after admitting he had an extramarital affair. senate committee chair dianne feinstein says he still has information that is critical to this case. >> he interviewed many people, as i understand it, that were involved. so the opportunity to get his views, i think, is very important. >> this morning's closed door hearings will not cover petraeus' affair. and petraeus will still likely face questions about his indiscretion with cia investigators. the agency is launching an exploratory investigation to see if he misused any cia resources as its director. the fbi already concluded its investigation and found no evidence petraeus had mishandled classified information. >>> 6:05 right now. today president obama will begin negotiations with congressional leaders on perhaps the most important budget deal of his presidency. congressional leaders will meet with the president today at the white house. they're trying to keep the country from
in the sky. we used to call that the sun. it's been nearly a week since we had anything close to a sunny day around here. i think tomorrow we finally start to turn the corner but it is going to stay chilly. so the weekend word is chilly. but at least it's going to be dry and we won't have to deal with any more crazy weather at least for a little while. a little chance to exhale. back to you. >> we want that, chuck. thanks. >> it's been a long week for people throughout the northeast after hurricane sandy. today president obama is expected to meet with top aides and lawmakers to monitor the government's response to the storm. afterwards homeland security and fema directors will visit storm damaged communities. meantime the storm is now blamed for 109 deaths in the u.s. as people continue to clean up mayor bloomberg canceled tomorrow's new york city marathon. people were outraged this week when bloomberg said the race would boost the economy and inspire the city to move on after the storm. now, though, the race that brings 40,000 runners to the street is off. much of the marathon would have go
on storm team 4 radar too close to us. nearest are off the outer banks of north carolina. today, a sunny start. increase in cloud cover this afternoon. but temperatures once again reaching up to the low 50s and, yes, indeed. you mentioned it. eagles/redskins, 1:00. good weather for it. >> sounds great, chuck. thanks. >>> this morning, family and friends are mourning the loss of a maryland teen stabbed to death at a robbery at a metro station early saturday morning at the woodley park metro station. we spoke with the victim's friends and neighbors. >> reporter: 18-year-old oan has been identified as the teen stabbed to death about 1:15 saturday morning. >> senseless. it's sad. really sad. i seen his mother this morning. >> reporter: police say griffin was robbed of personal belongings at 18th street and columbia road in adams morgan, he ran into the same group at woodly park metro station on connecticut avenue. that's when his friend was robbed and beaten by the group of teens. griffin was stabbed. >> his associates had encountered his associates w robbed him at the woodley park metro and
that stand? >> yeah. >> not going to happen. stay with us. news 4 continues right now at 5:00 a.m. >> and now from washington's leading news station, this is news 4 today. >>> breaking news as israel strikes back in the gaza strip after more deadly attacks. >> a busy day on the hill as lawmakers demand answers on the u.s. consulate in libya. >>> welcome to news 4. a live look outside right now at 5:00 a.m. 43 degrees out there. safe to say keep out the winter coats. no more shoving them in the back of the closet. >> look outside. don't go out there. it is another cold morning. make sure you wear your warmest winter coat. a lot of cloudiness. here's the view from space. cloud cover drifting over the region coming from the south. a disturbance in the carolinas giving us this cloud cover. we're not going to get any precipitation from it. right near freezing much of virginia, maryland. it's still cold, feeling like a december morning. prince gorgeous, my-30s. much of southern maryland, calvert, st. mary's, a rundell, mostly above 40. prince william county, into the shenandoah valley, a few isolat
a career fair for vets at george mason university. news 4's derrick ward joins us from the patriots center with more on today's veterans career hiring event. a great event, derrick. >> indeed it is. this is a second annual one. i can tell you there have been a lot of people coming through these doors with great posture. you know there is something good going on here. the second annual event like this is part of the american freedom festival in conjunction with that. joining me now is sergeant major of the army jack tilly. thank you so much for joining us today. >> thank you so much for inviting me. >> my pleasure tell me about this. why was this job fair started? >> because right now it was started because there was about 11% of the veterans that joined the military after 9/11, the national average for veterans is 7.7%. the other problem you have is that even during this current war you had about 6500 killed, 50,000 veterans that are, have been wounded. one in five have some form of ptsd and 150,000 homeless veterans. so it's about helping our veterans find work and employment. that is why
the lanes. now you'll need one of these, an ez pass to ride the all electronic lane. you can use the one you already own or of course you can get the ez pass flex, the flex allows you to avoid the toll by car pooling with three or more people. all you have to do is flip a switch at the bottom of the device that says hov on right before you enter the lanes. but just keep in mind that state troopers will be watching to make sure enough people are in the car. >> we are following breaking news now from overseas. a school bus collided with a train in egypt killing at least 47 people most of them children. it happened 230 miles south of cairo. police say the bus was crossing the track and the railroad crossing was knocked down. the train went right into it. >>> a developing story in the gaza strip. overnight israeli forces destroyed one of the offices of hamas's prime minister. no one was killed in the latest attack. israel had launched multiple air strikes since wednesday when it killed hamas's top military commander. they say the attack is in response to missiles fired into israel from gaza. thr
. for that, we must commit this day and every day to serving you as well as you've served us. >> veterans day was traditionally known as armistice day to honor world war i. in 1954, congress changed the name to veterans day to honor those who served. >> the world war ii memorial and other war memorials were packed yesterday as surviving veterans traveled to reflect on their experiences. many who didn't serve also vittvitt those memorials. they said it was to pay respect to those who served their country. >> the people that gave their lives, the people who served, it means a lot. it's a historical moment, and i think we should all cherish it. >> many of the veterans traveled here thanks to honor flights. nonprofit organizations worked to bring people to d.c. for events like this free of charge to be honored for theirservice. >> wonderful. thank you to all the veterans this morning. you took part in a veterans day program over the weekend. how did it go? >> very good. i think we've got some video we'll show later in the morning. it was an awesome concert. >> tom here with a check of the forecas
warm-up is finally in sight. take a look here. we have a tough morning ahead of us in terms of the cold we have today. temperatures plunging into the 30s in some places. tom kierein is here to put it all in perspective. >> i'm a little choked up. >> nice weather has got us all choked up. >> group hug. >> you want to hug somebody to stay warm this morning. it's a cold start. happy friday. >>> as we take off this morning, we're under a clear sky. got a few clouds drifting into pennsylvania, perhaps into western maryland now. they won't last long. we've got that crescent moon in the southern sky right now. it is cold. we need your warmest winter coat. we have it down in the 30s. that covers just about all of virginia and all of maryland. the lighter blue areas around the bay, tidal potomac. you can see there, it's in the 40s, low 40s. the dark blue areas, this is the 20s here in the highlands of western maryland and west virginia. it's only in the low 20s there. right around the beltway, montgomery, arlington, fairfax counties, generally above freezing. below freezing much of virginia and
it could use a reserve fund to pay for the increases. >> it is cold once again. tom is saying it's a little bit warmer but i can't tell. >> once you get below 45. but there's got to be some hope. we'll go with that it feels warmer. >> i'm getting tweets saying, make it stop! somebody make it stop! it's feeling like after christmas for crying out loud. we are crying out loud when we step outside. look at the sky. it's all cloudy. and that cloud cover is coming from a weak disturbance passing through the carolinas. there's a little bit of rain that will stay to our south throughout the morning hours. clear out in western west virginia and the ohio valley where it is below freezing this morning. a few isolated spots in the rural areas. it's near 40. right near the bay and on the eastern shore. we'll have these clouds with us throughout the rest of the day, hour by hour. a chill in the air. hovering around freezing by 6:00 a.m. afternoon highs reaching the upper 40s to 50. sunrise is getting later and later. 6:51. sunset, 4:54 this afternoon. i'm back in 10 minutes with the the hometown forecas
:40 this morning. sunset, that's an hour earlier too. part of getting used to. 5:03 is the sunset today. it will be right back down into the mid-40s by then. i'll show you a hometown forecast in ten minutes. now let's take a look at traffic with danella. good morning. >> good morning. >>> checking out the beltway for you now. if you're traveling the inner loop of the beltway at georgetown pike, a disabled box truck in the right shoulder lane. travel lanes are open. outer loop, still seeing paving taking place, blocking the left lane as you make your way towards new hampshire avenue on the outer loop of the beltway. also checking the rails. not seeing any reported delays along the metro, marc, or vre open and running on schedule. if you're traveling westbound 50 at 201, i am seeing delays there because paving is blocking at least one of your lanes. you are slow as you make your way westbound at 50. aaron and eun, back over to you. >> thank you, danella. >>> just 24 hours until the polls open in decision 2012, and the race for president is in a statistical dead heat. here's a look now at
of gunshots. they found a male dead in the parking lot behind us there. not much information about the victim. he may be in his teens, but not yet confirmed. investigators have been on the scene, trying to piece together whatever evidence they can to get more information and a lookout at this point. we don't have a lookout or any sort of suspect information. again, people who live in the building are not being able to get to their parking lot today because of the investigation which continues and more on this as it becomes available. live in southeast. derek ward, news 4. >>> d.c. police say a teenager is responsible for violent attacks on two women in ten days. police arrested 19-year-old demarco myles, charged with sexually assaulting a woman in her howard university dorm room friday afternoon, and he is facing charges for stabbing and trying to sexually assault a woman at the rhode island row apartment complex last week. that woman, still in the hospital with serious injuries. >>> now to decision 2012. just two days to go. less than 48 hours until polls open across the country. time runnin
to us. >> sounds great. >> expectations have been met. >> okay. thanks. >>> in the news the beltway is still reeling after cia director david patraeus resigned because he had an extra marital affair. nbc's chris clackum has more on the retired general's surprising resignation. >> reporter: in his resignation letter to president obama david petraeus who took over at the cia in 2011 wrote, after being married for over 37 years i showed extremely poor judgment by engaging in an extra marital affair. such behavior is unacceptable. b both as a husband and as a leader of an organization such as ours. petraeus resigns just days after his boss won re-election, but president obama accepted it, saying about petraeus and his wife holly i wish them the very best at this difficult time. >> a little too soon to tell today because of how sudden this was but for lack of a better term petraeus is a legend. he is one of the few generals in american history to get so much credit for so many things. >> reporter: petraeus had been scheduled to testify at house and senate hearings next week on the terror
they thought was a chinese food delivery driver. one of the best stories of the day. >>> you also join us online on facebook and twitter. just search "news4 today." we'll be back in a moment. >>> breaking news on the metro. a train struck person at the metro station this morning. metro is single tracking between the stations on the red line. expect delays in both directions. >>> a young thief is caught on camera stealing hundreds of dollars from a nail salon. surveillance video shows the bandit running to the back and grabbing the money. he appears to be younger than ten years old. you boy dart past the workers. police say he got away with $900. police have not made any arrests. >> so police arrested a connecticut man accused of stealing a car from a chinese food delivery man. what he does next blows our mind. he goes out and he actually makes the deliveries. police say 45-year-old keith heinz stole the car and finished the delivery run and then pocketed all the cash. police caught him while he was out making those deliveries. hines faces several charges. >>> the bat over what will happen
and his family's privacy and want the same for us and our three children." >> they insist petraeus had nothing to do with petraeus' testimony about the deadly attack on the embassy in benghazi. the committee chair dianne feinstein ss petraeus may still be called to testify at a later date. >>> parties are ready to negotiate to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff. senior democrats and republicans say they're confident they can reach a deal on a spending plan by the end of the year to avoid billions of dollars in tax hikes and spending cuts. republicans have said they're willing to allow some tax hikes to end the budget stalemate. democrats say they're also willing to cut spending. >> we've had votes in the senate where we've actually gotten rid of tax credits. i think that's a given, and i think the vast majority of americans agree with that. >> i think, if the house stands for anything, it's caught government spending, as tom coburn said. i think we have to do more of it. we heard the mandate in 2010 where it was a clear mandate to cut spending, and we did. >> president obama will sit dow
meteorologist tom kierein will have the latest track for us in just a couple of minutes here. >>> this morning president obama is once again a president-elect. he wins a decisive victory against former massachusetts governor mitt romney, beating him with 303 electoral votes compared to romney's 206. most notable is the fact that obama carried just about all of the so-called swing states that many considered were up in the air, including ohio, colorado, nevada, wisconsin, and, of course, virginia, which he won narrowly. >> florida is actually considered too close to call. although more than 97% of the precincts are reporting, and president obama does have a lead in that state. the only state that obama lost this year but won in 2008 were indiana and north carolina. still, the swing state sweep gave obama a huge advantage, with experts calling the race in obama's favor once the votes for ohio came in around 11:30 last night. supporters joined both candidates as the votes came in last night with mitt romney's supporters in massachusetts and obama's supporters in chicago. >> that's where tracie po
first allowed to start using the 14 mile long lanes that stretched from the dulles toll road to springfield. news 4's derrick ward is live near the leesburg pike entrance in tysons corner. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. what we can tell you and this has to be confirmed by virginia state police, that it looks like the accidents, at least one, might have been inadvertent into the new express lane based on what we have, the information a car started out on the regular part of the roadway but ended up in the express lanes. nonetheless, there is still a learning curve now as we get into the new era of having the express lanes. i want to show you some of the video from earlier. these lanes opened up at about 2:00 a.m. this morning now and the design is and the plan is to sort of monitor traffic and manage the traffic in a way so as the planners say your commute should not get under 45 miles per hour even during rush hour. we showed you video, actually adam tusk was out driving yesterday and joining me now is pierce coffee with trans urban the group that operates this. fir
also have a hotly contested u.s. senate race, and we're one hour before the polls open. you can see we already have a small line forming here at this polling place in alexandria. are you looking to beat the crowds here this morning? >> i did beat the crowds this morning. >> reporter: you're the first in line. >> i am. been here since 4:30 this morning. >> reporter: what's your strategy? were you a little worried about what's ahead in terms of lines? is >> yes. i have two kids, and they're off from school today. so i had to get out early. >> reporter: and you are. you're number two in line. >> i'm thankful. >> reporter: and it's chilly out here. certainly, you're going to want to bundle up before you head out to the polls. virginia is one of those battleground states that we've heard so much about. president obama won the old dominion four years ago, but mitt romney is pushing back hard. the latest polls show president obama ahead by one point, but it's unclear exactly who is going to take virginia. that poll is well within the margin of error. really who takes the old dominion is going
in the warehouse. a group of people walked out on that stage and told us that the plant is now closed and all of you are fired... i looked both ways, i looked at the crowd, and...we all just lost our jobs. we don't have an income. mitt romney made over 100 million dollars by shutting down our plant and devastated our lives. turns out that when we built that stage, it was like building my own coffin, and it just made me sick. [ male announcer ] priorities usa action is responsible for the content of this advertising. >>> men camping in provo, utah, says that he caught bigfoot on camera lehere. take a look at this youtube video. a man saw a deer run uphill. that's when he spotted what he thought was a bear. then he saw the creature stood up, there he is, looked right at him. the man doesn't want his name released. all he knows is that it was not a bear. >> did he speak to him? how did he know it's not a bear? >> big foot doesn't speak. it was a big foot. >> okay. so you're a believer. >> yes. >> our director's a believer. >> and i also believe in the abominable snowman. >> you do? and what abou
blamed for 109 deaths in the u.s. crews and first responders from our area have been sent to some of the worst hit areas while 2.5 million people are still without power. more than half are in new jersey. >>> as the death toll rises and people continue to clean up new york mayor michael bloomberg has decided to cancel tomorrow's new york city marathon. people were outraged this week when bloomberg said the race would be a boost for the economy and inspire the city to move on after the storm. now though the race that brings 40,000 runners through some of the most damaged parts of the city is off. the race would have closed roads and bridges at a time when transportation is already difficult. countless drivers meanwhile have had to sit in long lines just to fill up their gas tanks. new jersey's governor chris christie has ordered gas rationing based on your license plate number. meantime, the obama administration has ordered the purchase of as much as 22 million gallons of fuel and diesel for the areas hardest hit by sandy. many stations are closed because of damage or lack of power
into the upper 60s by midafternoon. sunset at 4:56. boy, it's hard to get used to that early sunset. by then, we'll be back down to the low 60s. then some rain moving in tonight. details on that in ten minutes. a look at your traffic on this monday morning. here's danella. >> good morning. >>> first 4 traffic, we're going to start in virginia. if you're traveling along i-95 northbound at lorlorton. report of a disabled vehicle on the left shoulder lane. heading up from the occoquan, nice and clear. hov restrictions lifted for the holiday today. getting to the beltway, no issues at all. 11 minutes to get from the occoquan to the beltway. you're at 61 miles an hour. here in d.c., a live look at new york avenue as you make your way past bladensburg. no major delays in the district and no reports of any accidents right now. as you make your commute in maryland along 29, no issues between north and southbound 29 between columbia and the beltway. light volume. no accidents to report. eun, over to you. >> danella, thank you. >>> breaking news right now. a syrian fighter jet bombed an area controlled by
of new england. tom kierein now is tracking that storm. good morning to you. >> a near miss for us thankfully, because it is a powerful coastal storm, almost like a hurricane. in fact, it had hurricane force winds yesterday afternoon. and now it's just sort of stalled out and spinning away here, just south of nantucket. and they're still getting bands of heavy snow from maine all the way down to massachusetts and into western connecticut. this part of central western connecticut, the areas that have the most snow, up to a foot of the wind-driven heavy snow. still snowing in long island. along new york city, they had up to six to seven inches of snow as well as much of new jersey. and now locally on our radar, we had just a few areas of some flurries, a little bit of sleet activity, some sprinkles. that's pretty much ended, just getting a sprinkle here, northeastern maryland. south of salisbury getting a few flurries now, and temperatures are above freezing thankfully. but it is cold. upper 30s, wind gusting to around 15 miles an hour will increase during the afternoon, gusting 25 t
us. good morning, chuck. >> good morning, richard and any. sunday off to a nice and quiet start. plenty of sunshine getting through the cloud deck. continues to move into the area, and not enough sunshine getting through to cast shadows at least. clouds will continue to thicken the remainder of the day today, temperature, 45 at national airport. winds remain out of the northeast at 10 miles per hour, a problematic wind direction, it tends to bring in more clouds it is exactly what will happen today. upper 30s to low and mid 40s around the area. clouds yes, but rain drops no. not for us today. a little chance for showers across tidewater, virginia, to the outer banks. today will be dry around here. sunny to start, clouds on the increase as we go through the afternoon. step tours to the upper 40s and low 50s and staying mostly cloudy through tonight and on into the front part of the week. more about the rest of the week ahead, coming up. >> thanks, chuck. >>> this morning, family and friends are mourning the loss of a maryland teen stabbed to death at a ahmet to station. the attac
is climbing four days after sandy made landfall. so far, the storm has claimed 74 lives in the u.s. more than five million homes and businesses are without power along the east coast. most of the outages in the new york area. in the meantime, president obama saw the damage on the jersey shore firsthand yesterday. during that tour, the president pledged federal support for the long haul. >> pepco says it's restored power to all of its customers affected by sand dominion hopes to do the same by tonight. about 1,700 of its customers are still in the dark. that number was over 3,000 just a few hours ago. more than 4,000 bge homes and businesses in our area have no electricity. most of them are in anne arundel county. novak is working to restore four a little more than 250 customers. >>> some students will have another day. in anne arundel county four schools are closed. chapel forge early childhood center in prince george's county is also without power, as is lewis town elementary in frederick county, maryland, and all schools in pendleton county, west virginia, are closed because of power outage
meteorologist tom kierein is keeping an eye on the forecast for us. just a tad warmer. if warmer is the word to use. >> i don't know if you can say it's warmer. >> maybe tad is not small enough. >> maybe half a degree. it has been chilly overnight. the winds may have exacerbated that fire situation because we had a blustery wind. that has continued overnight. good morning. as we look at the storm team 4 satellite radar, those patches of green are some sprinkles and those are showing up, again, off to our west and north. we're being affected in a peripheral way by remnants of sandy. it's way up in canada. still getting a few spokes of energy. panhandle of west virginia, northern shenandoah valley to frederick county, as well as in washington county. breaks in the clouds, southern maryland on the eastern shore, but it's all cloudy around the metro area and points west. there is a chill in the air. it's in the low 40s to near 40 degrees, much of the region. hour by hour today, might have a sprinkle this morning. a lot of cloudiness through noontime. by then it will be in the low 50s and winds m
. get used to it. seems like these cold temperatures starting to settle in for good. >> 6:00 a.m. time for weather and traffic on the 1s. tom, what is going on? >> hot pwefrbeveragehot beverag. get fort tied. >> yeah. i need more hot beverages at this point. >> it is feeling like a winter morning than late autumn. disturbance producing rain down to the carolinas well to our south. under the clouds we're not as cold. at least they held a little bit of the one from yesterday. 42, reagan national. eastern shore, northern neck. generally in the upper 30s, low 40s. farther west in montgomery county, arlington, fairfax and prince george's in the mid and upper 30s. much colder shenandoah. 7:00 a.m. mid-30s around the metro area. a little sun. hour by hour throughout the day. light wind. highs reaching near 50 midafternoon. i'll be back with a hometown forecast in 10 minutes. >>> good morning. still watching the delays grow on i-95 northbound. because of the crash at 123. blocking the left side of the roadway. you're getting by on the right. chopper 4 signaled from them. as they make their way
will be with us through the day. we're going to stay in the 40s throughout the rest of the daylight hours. and then by this evening plummet all the way down to near 40 by midnight. the rain we have now should be tapering off and ending by about 9:00 and cloudy for your lunch hour at noontime. chilly and breezy through the rest of the afternoon. maybe a little sun breaking out mid to late afternoon. i'm back in ten minutes for a look at storm team 4 radar. first 4 traffic with danella. good morning. >> good morning. >>> still pretty quiet out. a lot of people about to head out on the roads now. no congestion. no reports of accidents, and that's great because the roads are pretty wet. bw parkway, making your way between the baltimore beltway and the capital beltway, your travel lanes are open. even as you continue on d.c. 395 clear as well. i-95 in maryland as you pass 216, travel lanes are open, and it's a clear commute as you connect to the beltway. over to the rails, metro, marc, vre running today. so far with no reported delays. eun, over to you. >> danella, thank you. 5:01. >>> we're f
towards the key bridge, work zone set up outbound as well as inbound. it's a little tricky. use caution if traveling this road. also, good news if you're traveling the inner loop of the beltway. this a work zone set up there. now these travel lanes are open and the rails. checking the metro, marc, and vre, no reported delays at this time. aaron and eun, back over to you. >>> rocket fire from gaza landing in southern israel. the israeli military says some 350 rockets fired into israel this week with nearly 100 fired today alone. one rocket hit a house. no one was hurt. a brief cease fire between the israelis and palestinians collapsed. two were supposed to stop fighting while they visited the area today. melissa mollet is live with more on this. melissa, good morning. >> good morning. >>> the israeli military has consigned troops, a sign relations could collapse further. more than two dozen people have been killed during the past three days of fierce fighting in that region. at the live desk, melissa mollet, news 4. >>> today congress will finally hear from david petraeus in their search
scandal. >> yes, this investigation keeps getting bigger. the top u.s. commander in afghanistan is now under investigation in connection to the scandal that led to cia director david petraeus' resignation. general john allen is being investigated by the fbi for alleged inappropriate communication with the woman at the center of the petraeus scandal. investigators uncovered 20,000 to 30,000 pages of communication, mostly e-mails between allen and jill kelley. kelley is the longtime friend of the petraeus family who complained about being harassed by the woman petraeus had an affair with. a senior administration official denies allen committed any wrongdoing and expects to return to duty as commander in afghanistan as the investigation continues. this morning general allen is in washington, d.c., preparing for his senate confirmation hearing. aides close to allen say he didn't find out about all this in the investigation until tonight and the general will still appear his meetings scheduled on the hill today. >>> and on the same topic this morning, the fbi will not say what it found at t
cia director david petraeus will answer questions on the deadly attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. he'll testify before the house and senate intelligence committees separately. the house began hearings yesterday on attacks which heard killed four people, including ambassador chris stevens. republicans accuse the obama administration of ignoring warning signs that could have prevented the tragedy. >> the people back at state here in washington continue to deny additional security, and they continue to do away with security that was already there. >> to put this, lay this at the doorstep of the president or the secretary of state or the united nations ambassador, you will find us ready and willing to resist to the teeth. >> petraeus' testimony will come one week after he resigned as head of the cia because of an extramarital affair. democrats and republicans say he is still credible when it comes to discussing national security. >>> the cia still plans on looking into petraeus' conduct. the agency is opening what it calls an exploratory investigation. nbc news has
and running, and the u.s. department of agriculture is sending more than 1 million pounds of food to new york. >>> the world trade center memorial is reopening today. parts of the world trade center and a private entrance room for victims' families were ge damag by a four foot wall of water from sandy. a memorial spokesperson says the water has been pumped out and the damage has been fixed. >>> it is not going to be an easy day for voters, and election officials in new york city with so many areas without power, but officials are doing what they can. in at least one new jersey county, ballots were delivered to emergency shelters. governor cuomo signed an executive order that allows voters to cast emergency ballots at any open polling location. >>> voting rights advocates say robocalls are incorrectly telling voters they can cast ballots over the phone. and live callers making calls primarily to black ovoters. if you see a problem at the polls, we want to hear from you. call the tip line at 202-885-4444 or e-mai$202-885-4 tips@news4 iteam.com. >> there's no change in how we vote. you either do
anyone who's listening to this in the city of hoboken or neighboring towns who can get to us, we ask you to come and deliver your supplies. >> the pleas for help coming from that area's top leader. >>> and a search for a killer. which incentive police are using to find the person who killed a mother in waldorf. >> and will we see more sunshine as we dry out more from the storms? your weather and traffic right after this. >>> time for your weather and traffic. good morning. i'm tom kierein. over the last several hours, quite a bit of cloudiness continuing to rotate in from the north and west. a few sprinkles. extreme northern montgomery, western, howard, and points west of there. a few sprinkles may be coming through. right now generally in the upper 30s, low to mid 40s most of the region. hour by hour, a bit of a blustery wind. a little sunshine break out this afternoon. by mid afternoon, into the mid 50s. a look at friday into next week, the seven-day outlook coming up in ten minutes. how's traffic? >> overnight accident in damascus, still slowing you down and block all of your lanes al
>> stay with us. "news 4 today" continues right now at 5:00 a.m. ch >>> new developments involving david petraeus' mistress. why paula broadwell is here in the district this morning. good morning, everyone. i'm aaron gilchrist. >> and i'm eun yang. welcome this wednesday, november 14th, 2012. it is 5:00 a.m. 38 degrees out there. hope you didn't put your coat away in that closet. after some warm days, it is back to cold, cold, cold. >> storm team 4 meteorologist tom kierein is here to tell us about it. >> warm your hands by the glow of eun's red dress. looks like a nice warming trend here at least in the studio. but not outside. >>> oh, when you step outside, it is cold. it is mostly clear. we've got temperatures around the region under this clear sky at or below freezing. all these areas in blue are below freezing. and that includes just about all of virginia, all of maryland, and even out in some of the highlands of west virginia. that little patch of lavender is in the upper teens there around canaan valley towards elkins, west virginia, at 29 degrees. reagan national, on the wa
is offering support to the top u.s. commander in baghdad even as he's under investigation for e-mails he received. his nomination to head european command is on hold pending the investigation. >> no one should leap to any conclusions. no one should leap to any conclusions here. general allen is doing an excellent job at isap in leading those forces. he certainly has my continued confidence to lead our forces and to continue the fight. but his nomination has been put on hold as a prudent measure until we determine what the facts are. and we will. >> allen is accused of having questionable communications with jill kelley, a social liaison to a tampa air force base. it was kelly who reportedly received threatening e-mails from paula broadwell who was reportedly having an affair with david petraeus, which led to his resignation. the testimony regarding the deadly bombing attack on the embassy in benghazi, libya, will go on withouteneral petraeus. senator dianne feinstein says she still expects petraeus to testify about the attacks even if it doesn't come today. congressional leaders say it's
it behind him, looking towards the future. >> you elected us to focus on your jobs, not ours. and in the coming weeks and months, i am looking forward to reaching out and working with leaders of both parties to meet the challenges we can only solve together. in this election, you, the american people, reminded us that, while our road has been hard, while our journey has been long, we have picked ourselves up. we have fought our way back. and we know in our hearts that for the united states of america the best is yet to come. >> the president also said he looks forward to working with his now former opponent mitt romney to working together. >>> here is how the electoral map stands right now. you notice all the pieces of the puzzle are not yet in place. president obama has 303 electoral votes to romney's 206. florida is still in doubt because the race remains too close to call. the president does have a slight lead at the moment. the president managed to win in just about every swing state, including virginia. in the commonwealth, the president managed about 62,000 more votes t
. >>> right now overseas markets are down because of fears over the potential fiscal cliff here in the u.s. japan's nikkei index fell nearly 1%. hong kong's hang seng and south korea index are down significantly. most of europe's markets are also falling today. >>> president obama will use his first address since being re-elected to discuss the fiscal cliff. he won't likely offer a specific plan but will likely urge congressional leaders to work together to find a solution to the crisis. congress and the president have to reach a budget deal by the end of this year to avoid a combination of tax hikes and spending cuts. that could trigger a spike in unemployment and send us back into a deep recession. >>> we may finally learn today whether president obama or mitt romney won in florida. election voters there are still counting ballots. it appears the president will win the sunshine state. he leads romney by 55,000 votes, and most of the outstanding ballots are from democratic leaning counties. the win would give president obama 323 electoral votes to romney's 206. >>> another george bush is
standards. chuck bell is joining us with more on that. good morning, chuck. >> good morning, richard and angie, and a good sunday morning, everybody. warm indeed, especially by november standards. warm enough to actually feel like early october. a real pleasant day to be outside today. we're off to a seasonably chilly start this morning. mildest right alongside the western shore of the chesapeake bay. 49 in annapolis. 48 at solomon's island. but don't have to go too far to the west to the water to start cooling down. temperatures mid 30s across parts of shenandoah valley and the blue ridge. no rain. closest drops are a long way away. at least 36 hours before a chance at a rain drop. that means your sunday is going to be a winner. temperatures should be in the low 50s by 10:00 this morning and climb to within spitting distance of 70 degrees. some people may get all the way to 70. we'll talk about tomorrow coming up. >>> today, the president and vice president will honor veterans day with men and women who served overseas. president obama and the first lady along with vice president bi
of people walked out on that stage and told us that the plant is now closed and all of you are fired... i looked both ways, i looked at the crowd, and...we all just lost our jobs. we don't have an income. mitt romney made over 100 million dollars by shutting down our plant and devastated our lives. turns out that when we built that stage, it was like building my own coffin, and it just made me sick. [ male announcer ] priorities usa action is responsible for the content of this advertising. >>> today, first responders from our area will head to parts of west virginia that were pounded with snow. six vehicles from the red cross are headed to the mountainous areas of west virginia, where people have seen three feet of snow. that has not only caused power outages, but also causing flooding concerns as snow is beginning melt. >>> at a time millions are without power, some utility crews are being turned away. crews from alabama headed to help get power back on jersey shore. these are pictures of those crews, they can't do any work there since they are not union employees. added to frustration,
's this year, so it will be there. >> bring some back for me. >> no way. >>> tom kieran, what can you tell us about the weather? >> weather and traffic on the ones. at 6:11, a chill in the air this morning. still thanks to what is left of sandy, bringing cold air down our way. a few sprinkles in west virginia and a little bit of wet snow falling in garrett county. again, all they need. after they got two field from sandy. it is cold, most of virginia, maryland, and much of west virginia down into the low to mid 30s right now. by 7:00 a.m., upper 30s, by noon time, 50. and mid 50s with clouds coming and going, 20 to 25 miles an hour. here is the even planner, cold under a clear sky by midnight. seven-day outlook. how is traffic? >> i-95 in virginia. head northbound, a live look from chopper 4. you can see congestion building, travel speed from quantico, about 30 minutes to get to the beltway. let's head out for a live look at 410. outbound, nice and clear. inbound, not bad at all. 295 from the beltway, that drive will take you six minutes. back to you. aaron, do not be selfish, share the mac a
in the washington, d.c. area. >> sandy is still affecting us. we may get blustery winds. we don't have sprinkle activity like yesterday. as we go back in time, look at what's happening the last 12 hours, you can see this great circulation in the atmosphere from canada all the way down to the carolinas and northwesterly flow swinging around the center of circulation and the remnants of sandy moving slowly to the north and weakening. we're getting a few isolated sprinkles out in southwestern pennsylvania. one little batch of slight snow in garrett county, got hammered with a couple of feet of the heavy, wet snow. thousands without power in western maryland and parts of west virginia. partly cloudy sky. mostly clear east of washington and around the chesapeake bay. all of the areas in dark blue in the cold 30s. need your winter coat this morning, and the winds picking up. we're talking windchill later this morning. low 40s, a light blue, reagan national at 43. storm team 4, hour by hour, winds increasing, near 50 by noon. mid afternoon, the mid 50s. sunrise, 7:37. sunset, 6:06. and sunset, right b
the front. going back in time the last 12 hours, and it is now passed east of us. still have rain falling. moderate rain in montgomery, howard, frederick, washington counties in maryland. that's going to pass off to the north and east of the metro area. light to moderate rain off and on for another couple of hours, at least through midmorning. it is below freezing ter the rain has stopped. western maryland, much of west virginia. locally, closer to washington from the shenandoah valley east to the bay, we're generally low to mid-40s. you need a winter coat and an umbrella. by 7:00 a.m., still in the mid-40s with the rain falling. should end by 9:00. by noon, chilly and breezy under a cloudy sky in the upper 40s: we'll be slowly'droi lly droppi down to the low 40s later this afternoon and into the evening as we begin to clear out. more details on the storm team 4 radar in ten minutes. now an up close look with traffic with danella. >>> first 4 traffic report, we're going to start in maryland. if you're traveling along rockville pike at old georgetown road, crass in that intersection blocki
. crash ther please use caution as you travel the roads. good news on the beltway, taking the inner loop between i-95 and i-270. nice and clear. here's a live look at connecticut avenue. just a little more volume on the outer loop. no major delays just yet. ten minutes to get from i-95 to i-270 on the outer loop of the beltway. i'm back in ten. aaron, over to you. >> danella, thank you. >>> 18 months of debates, ads, attacks, election day is finally here. the presidential campaign, the parties, and the groups that support them have spent more than $1 billion. potential voters have seen more than 1 million ads on tv in just five months. that is 40% more than what we saw in 2008, this election could all come down to virginia. some election models have both candidates winning certain states. that would mean the commonwealth and its 13 electoral college votes could decide the 2012 race. >>> polls in virginia are now open, but residents in one new hampshire town have already cast their ballots. dixville notch kept an election day tradition alive by casting votes at midnight. it may be a while
that rain away. it's over us now. a clear sky. we've got the november constellations overhead. orion in the southeastern sky. jupiter is bright in the western sky, and we've got cold temperatures. it is at or below freezing most of the maryland, most of virginia, and into west virginia. most locations, shenandoah valley, west virginia, down in the upper 20s. it is right near 30 in montgomery, prince george's, arlington, fairfax counties, most of maryland. except right near the water, it's right near 40 degrees. hour by hour, you're going to need your winter coat, but we'll have clear, dry weather and lighter breezes than we had yesterday. by 6:00 a.m., still below freezing. by noon mid-40s. briefly near 50 by midafternoon. sunrise, 6:50. sunset, 4:55. another look at your traffic on this wednesday morning with danella. good morning. >> good morning. >>> starting in the first 4 traffic office, still seeing a lot of cones around the area, just with construction. very light volume this time of day. not too bad getting around it. let's start in college park, if you're traveling the outer
is whew, what a good thing it missed us. it's still spinning just south of nantucket. it's kind of slowing down and stalling out. actually, just in the last couple radar updates, looks like it may be drifting a little to the northwest. it has been pounding new jersey, new york, most of new england with heavy snow. many locations in connecticut have had ten, 11, 12 inches of snow, wind-driven with 60-mile-an-hour winds, and now thankfully the snow has ended. eastern long island and up into new england, they're still getting bands of heavy snow, that stretches all the way up into maine and eastern canada. this storm system is looking like a hurricane spinning away here. here's nantucket. it's just south of nantucket in martha's vineyard. there's cape cod. it does look like it may be trying to track off to the north and northwest, which is going to keep new england in wind and rain and snow here throughout much of the rest of the day today. for us, thankfully, all we had late last night, early this morning had been some flurries and sprinkles, a little bit of sleet. just getting a few sprinkl
it falls on september 12th this year. it's being used by the same company who does the 9/11 benefit. that same company had big names like paul mccartney, jay-z. >>> meanwhile, people around washington are working to help victims of hurricane sandy as well. st. paul apostle in silver spring is just one of many places collecting clothes, food, cleaning supplies, and money for storm victims. today all of the donations will be packed up on a truck to be taken to new jersey this weekend. >>> metro taking advantage of the long veterans day weekend to get work done on three lines. on the orange line, buses will replace trains between east falls church and clarendon. same thing between grosvenor and friendship heights on the red line and greenbelt and college park on the green. >>> it is now 4:37, 41 degrees. ahead on "news 4 today," moved to tears. what left president obama so emotional during a speech. >>> check out some of these photos from what's being called the world's most powerful camera. the camera captures what's called dark energy, which scientists believe causes the universe to
the next hour or so. this may be fender bender weather. also getting a few sprinkles just east of us around anne arundel county. temperatures around the regions are in the 30s. we'll have this rain off and on this morning, changing to snow this afternoon. i'll have details on that coming up in just a few minutes. aaron? >> thank you, tom. >>> this morning there is a lot to look back on from president obama's victory last night. the country and the world watched as votes came in, and we saw state after state turn blue in terms of those -- the states that were in question, the toss-up states, as it were. tracie potts is in chicago where things have quieted down after an electrified crowd really lit up the place in chicago. tracie? >> reporter: good morning, everyone, from chicago. we weren't even sure we'd have an answer for you this morning. the race is so close. there are still major states outstanding as of early this morning. we do now know president obama won the 270-plus electoral votes needed to win this very close race. >> sorry about that. we're having trouble with tracie potts' stor
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